Apply for 2017 UNESCO/Chinese Government-Great Wall Fellowships For 75 Students

2017 UNESCO/Chinese Government-Great Wall Fellowships For 75 Students
2017 UNESCO/Chinese Government-Great Wall Fellowships For 75 Students

Applications are currently ongoing for the 2017 UNESCO/Chinese
Government-Great Wall Fellowships For 75 Students.

The Government of the People’s Republic of China has placed at the disposal of UNESCO for the academic year 2017-2018 seventy-five (75) fellowships
for advanced studies at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These
fellowships are for the benefit of developing Member States in Africa,
Asia–Pacific, Latin America, Europe and North America and Arab region.
at a number of Chinese universities, these fellowships are offered to
senior advanced students intending to to pursue higher education or
undertake individual research with periodic guidance from assigned
supervisors for a duration of one academic year (from September 2017 to
July 2018). In most cases, fellows will participate in the programmes
conducted in English while in exceptional cases, some candidates may be
required to study Chinese language before taking up research or study in
their field of interest.
(20) of the 75 fellowships are especially intended for candidatures of
teacher educators and trainers from the 10 African countries under
UNESCO-China Funds-in-Trust Project (CFIT) to pursue an Advanced
Training Programme for Education Administrators and Teacher Educators at
East China Normal University.

Application Deadline

The deadline for submission of applications is 20 April 2017

Host Country


Eligible Countries

AFRICA – 46 Member States:
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde,
Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire,
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea,
Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho,
Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia,
Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles,
Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, United
Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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ASIA AND THE PACIFIC – 38 Member States:
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Democratic People’s
Republic of Korea, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of),
Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic,
Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar,
Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Palau, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines,
Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste,
Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam
ARAB STATES – 13 Member States:
Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Yemen
Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica,
Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana,
Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru,
Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Venezuela
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Republic
of Moldova, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro,
Poland, Serbia, Ukraine 

Eligible Programmes

Fellowships are available for advanced studies at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Scholarships are offered in the fields of proposed studies at the selected Chinese universities.

visit the official web page of China Scholarship Council (CSC) for the
fields of proposed studies at the selected chinese universities: 

Eligibility Criteria

(i) Applicants
applying for general scholar programs must be under the age of
forty-five (45) and have completed at least two years of undergraduate
study; and those who applying for senior scholar programmes must be a
master’s degree holder or an associate professor (or above) and under
the age of fifty (50).
(ii) English proficiency is required.
(iii) Be in good health, both mentally and physically.

How to Apply FOR 2017 UNESCO/Chinese Government-Great Wall Fellowships For 75 Students

Step 1:

carefully the Announcement letter, especially the attached ANNEX II,
for UNESCO/China Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2017-2018 to
understand the requirements for eligible candidatures and the procedures
for the submission of application.

Step 2:

Visit the official website of China Scholarship Council (CSC):,  to check more details on the fellowships programme and available fields of study and universities of your interest.

Step 3:

Prepare your application documents (in English or Chinese) properly according to the requirements prescribed in ANNEX II.
are encouraged to contact in advance with their target Chinese
universities. For the applicants who have received the pre-admission
letters from designated Chinese universities by the time of submission,
please attach your pre-admission letters in the supporting documents.

Step 4:

Register in CSC Chinese Scholarship Information System for International Students at (Programme Category Type A, Agency number 00001) and submit your online application by following the guidance in Instructions of the Chinese Government Scholarship Information System for International Students.

Step 5:

out your online application form and send it to the National
Commission for UNESCO of your country, attached with the hard copies of
all the required documents (in duplicate).


National Commission for UNESCO of the invited countries will select and
transmit the documents of nominated candidates to UNESCO Paris
Headquarter by 20 April 2017 at the latest, applicants are advised to submit their application, both online and to their National Commissions as early as possible. Click here for the directory of National Commissions for UNESCO.

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